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E.g., 07/19/2018
E.g., 07/19/2018
The Telegraph
July 5, 2018 - An isolated Amazon tribe on the Venezuela-Brazil border has been hit by a measles epidemic that could kill hundreds of indigenous people if emergency action is not taken, NGOs have warned. Click here to read more.
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
July 5, 2018 - A Queensland scientist has developed the first ever live vaccine against hookworm, a parasitic disease that causes anaemia in children and pregnant women in many developing countries. Click here to read more.
The Indian Express
July 3, 2018 - A three-day anti-polio campaign targeting over 3.5 million children has begun in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported. Click here to read more.
Science
July 2, 2018 - Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Click here to read more.
WHO
July 1, 2018 - Oral rehydration was once the mainstay of treatment for cholera, but today’s cholera outbreaks fuelled by conflict and instability require a new approach. Click here to read more.
Channel News Asia
June 26, 2018 - An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. Click here...
Outbreak News Today
June 26, 2018 - In a follow-up on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in Kenya, the outbreak has rapidly increased in the last week, with more cases reported and two new counties affected. Click here to read more.
WHO
May 4, 2018 - In 2005, the Regional Committee of the WHO Western Pacific Region established a goal for eliminating measles by 2012. Click here to read more.
WHO EURO
May 4, 2018 - Over 12 000 people have been infected with measles in Ukraine so far this year. Of those affected, 9158 have required hospitalization and 9 have died, according to information provided by national health authorities as of 27 April...
AP
April 19, 2018 - The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way,” meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. Click...
PAHO
April 19, 2018 - More than 70 million people will be vaccinated against a variety of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases during the 16thannual Vaccination Week in the Americas - 10 million more than in 2017. Coordinated by the Pan American...
WHO
April 10, 2018 - Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. Click here to read more.
PAHO
April 10, 2018 - In the coming weeks, more than 2.3 million Haitian children between the ages of 1 and 14 are expected to be vaccinated against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that causes throat inflammation and difficulty breathing and that in...
WHO
April 3, 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) for infants and children over six months of age in typhoid-endemic countries. Click here to read more.
AP
March 21, 2018 - Brazil’s health minister says the country is expanding its campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever to cover the entire country. Click here to read more.
The Telegraph
March 20, 2018 - A vaccine for Lassa fever could be ready for testing on human volunteers by the end of this year, scientists have said. Click here to read more.
Scientific American
March 14, 2018 - When Qaurat al-Ain brought her fever-stricken daughter Mariam to a doctor in this city 90 miles east of Karachi, she assumed the one-year-old had a chest cold. Click here to read more.
CIDRAP
February 26, 2018 - Several countries reported new avian flu outbreaks, including two more H5N8 events at commercial poultry farms in Iraq, an H5 outbreak at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, and the first known H5N6 detection of the year in...
World Health Organization
February 22, 2018 - WHO convenes technical consultations in February and September each year to recommend viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines for the northern and southern hemisphere influenza seasons, respectively. This recommendation...
University of Liverpool
February 21, 2018 - History was made in the fight against typhoid fever today, as the first child in Africa was vaccinated in a clinical trial using a new generation of typhoid vaccines. Click here to read more.  

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